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Thursday

May 16, 1996
11:36 am

Bates Commencement Slated for May 27; Achebe to Speak

Joining Achebe as honorary-degree recipients will be one of America’s most eloquent ministers, Peter J. Gomes, a Bates alumnus; human-rights activist Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, a Bates alumna; and entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Harward will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 390 seniors in an outdoor ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of Coram Library, following the traditional procession of seniors and faculty, which will be led by bagpipers. In case of rain, the graduation exercise will be held in the Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

Wednesday

May 15, 1996
11:34 am

Brass Quintet to perform

Music by Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mahler, Bach and Gershwin will be on the program Sunday, May 19, when the Bates College Brass Quintet performs in a free public concert at 2 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Monday

May 13, 1996
11:32 am

Retirees, employees honored at luncheon

Fourteen retiring Bates College employees with a combined total of more than 270 years of service were honored recently at the college’s annual employee recognition luncheon.

Monday

May 13, 1996
11:29 am

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to read from his work

Poet Donald Justice, winner of the Pulitzer and Bollingen prizes, will read from his works at 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Thursday

May 9, 1996
11:28 am

Bates Dance Festival announces community, youth programs

The Bates Dance Festival, one of the nation’s foremost dance training and presenting programs, invites local residents to participate in two programs this summer.

Wednesday

May 8, 1996
11:26 am

Bates Dance Theater presents 'Baile Popular'

The Bates Dance Theater Short Term will present “Baile Popular,” an exhibition of Spanish and Latin-American dances at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Alumni Gym. Carmen and Carl Nelson will be the featured guest artists in this display of the mambo, the salsa, the merengue and more.

Monday

May 6, 1996
11:24 am

Environmentalist to discuss role of higher education in sustainability

Scientist Anthony D. Cortese will discuss environmental sustainability in a lecture at Bates College on May 16 in the Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

May 2, 1996
11:22 am

Edward Little High School musicians to perform

Two groups of Edward Little High School student musicians will perform a concert at Bates at 7:30 p.m., May 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

May 1, 1996
11:20 am

Mike Seeger to perform bluegrass banjo

Mike Seeger, guardian of the traditions of old-time country music and acclaimed bluegrass banjo player, will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Monday

April 22, 1996
11:32 am

Muskie memorial service set for Sunday

The service will be conducted by the Most Rev. Joseph Gerry, Roman Catholic bishop of Maine. The eulogists will be Gov. Angus King, Bates President Donald W. Harward, former U.S. Rep. and U.S. District Judge Frank M. Coffin, businessman and longtime Muskie supporter Shepard Lee, former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell, Sen. William S. Cohen and Muskie’s son Stephen.